President Trump met with leaders from Historically Black Colleges and Universities yesterday, per Weasel Zippers.
The group requested that the president send more contracts and federal grants their way, among other things, prior to a short meeting with Vice President Mike Pence. They’ll meet with GOP lawmakers today.
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“Anything that the Trump administration could do to channel more federal dollars in form of grants and contracts to and through the HBCUs would really benefit our institutions and in many cases, our communities, as well,” said Mickey L. Burnim, president of Bowie State University, in Bowie, Md.
The Vice President expressed a sincere desire to support HBCUs.
“Know that beginning today, this administration is committed to ensuring that historically black colleges and universities get the credit and the attention they deserve,” Pence said after the meeting. “Our administration at the president’s direction is working to find new ways to expand your impact so that more students, especially in the underserved communities of this country, have a chance at a quality education.”
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